We run an I.T business and do quite a bit of contracting work with various government bodies. The terms are usually 30 days and most of the time things are ok but we are keen to accelerate our growth plans and would like to investigate business finance options such as debtor finance. Will lenders look at an I.T business for finance?
There are lots of circumstances to look at, not just the type of business. The strength of the business is also a key factor. Whenever you look at borrowing, every loan or deal is done on a case by case basis.
There could be a number of different solutions for you, but will just depend on the lender and their terms and whether is makes commercial sense for you to proceed.
As Scott Juda said above, each business case is assessed individually according to its ability to repay. The stronger the business or assets, the better the rate will be. There are a number of “invoice financing” products that could work for you that assess your clients ability to pay rather than your own.
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Debtor finance is a good way to assist a service industry business. There are several forms including non disclosed and disclosed.
However, beware of the charges. There is a line fee, a drawdown fee, an interest component. When you end up evaluating it all it can look to costs you only 8% but end up costing you over 20%.
If you own property then you would usually be able to get a business loan or a personal loan.
Hope that helped.
There are a lot of new lenders in the marketplace who specialise in business finance solutions for both secured and unsecured loans.
The outcome and which lender will depend on the strength and asset / liability position you are in. Even though a lot of mainstream lenders may balk at lending, many new lenders have entered the market in the last 12-24 mths to fill this gap and growing demand.